The story of the film is adapted from the Old Testament: The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Allience from them. Saul (Orson Welles), the king of Israel, listens meanwhile to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepard called David. But still David has to fight the enemy in form of their mighty giant Goliath. English dubbed.
February 20, 2010 Subject:
Welles only as actor
Orson Welles had nothing to do with the Italian production 'David And Goliath', nor with the writing. He doesn't even play the lead, only thing he did was direct his own scenes.
A film with some interesting ideas, but except for the presence of Welles not very memorable.
February 28, 2009 Subject:
It could have been better.
Gerald285 was right. This movie has very little to do with the events in the Bible. I think Welles used the names and places to form a romance story, but it seems that he didn't bother to read the Bible. To actually go by the Bible would have improved the movie. It's a good movie as movies go, but I can't give it more than three stars.
November 17, 2007 Subject:
Very poor movie
This film is almost totally lacking any biblical accuracy. The writers added so much to the film that is not in the bible it is like watching a fairy tail instead of the biblical account David and Goliath.